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asalto a transportes de pasajeros

English translation: attacks on public transport passengers

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01:49 Dec 5, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
Spanish term or phrase: asalto a transportes de pasajeros
Context:
el delito más común que se comete es el asalto a transportes de pasajeros
mauricio
English translation:attacks on public transport passengers
Explanation:
La nueva estrategia de seguridad pública del país contendrá un capítulo para afrontar a las bandas dedicadas al asalto de transportes de mercancías y de pasajeros. ``Es necesario ir más adelante con actos de autoridad y con la participación social derrotaremos, sin duda, la inseguridad y el crimen que ahora nos aquejan'', dijo ayer el presidente Ernesto Zedillo.

Having examined various references, and seen the previous answers, there is a problem that 'assault' is on a person and 'attack' means the objective is of damage to the transport itself (except with ON - see below), and finally, 'hijack' is a very serious offence the object of which is not simply to rob passengers/goods.

Given the limitations for each of the words descibed, and given an understanding of your term as - aasaltos a pasajeros para robarles - I suggest:

asalto a transportes de pasajeros =
attacks ON public transport passengers

If you wanted to INCLUDE the idea of transport in general (e.g. lorries transporting goods, private cars at traffic lights, etc) you would have to approach the term differently, but I am making a literal and exact translation.

Note that it is implicit that 'passengers' correspond to 'public' and not 'private transport' in this (sounds off!).

Finally, in the Anglo-Saxon world, these kinds of attacks are not that common, excepta s 'vandalism', so there may not be an exact equivalent.





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xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 11:36
Grading comment
Muchas gracias, Ailish. En tu respuesta resuelves todos los interrogantes que me había planteado respecto a la traducción de este concepto, pues efectivamente se asalta a los pasajeros para robarles, no al vehículo en sí ni a los pasajeros en su persona.
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Summary of answers provided
naattacks on public transport passengersxxxLia Fail
naAssault to Passengers TransportsGeisha (Angie) Hayes
naAttacking public (or passenger) transportation
Parrot
naHighjacking of Public or Passenger Transporters
Luz Bordenkircher


  

Answers


5 hrs
Highjacking of Public or Passenger Transporters


Explanation:
Good Luck!

Luz Bordenkircher
Local time: 05:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 114
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7 hrs
Attacking public (or passenger) transportation


Explanation:
Not necessarily hijacking.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 11:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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10 hrs
Assault to Passengers Transports


Explanation:
The most common crime is the assault to passengers transports.

I think assault would be the best choice since it is not specifying whether is an attack or hijacking. Assault would be more general.

Hope it helps.

Geisha (Angie) Hayes
PRO pts in pair: 31
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11 hrs
attacks on public transport passengers


Explanation:
La nueva estrategia de seguridad pública del país contendrá un capítulo para afrontar a las bandas dedicadas al asalto de transportes de mercancías y de pasajeros. ``Es necesario ir más adelante con actos de autoridad y con la participación social derrotaremos, sin duda, la inseguridad y el crimen que ahora nos aquejan'', dijo ayer el presidente Ernesto Zedillo.

Having examined various references, and seen the previous answers, there is a problem that 'assault' is on a person and 'attack' means the objective is of damage to the transport itself (except with ON - see below), and finally, 'hijack' is a very serious offence the object of which is not simply to rob passengers/goods.

Given the limitations for each of the words descibed, and given an understanding of your term as - aasaltos a pasajeros para robarles - I suggest:

asalto a transportes de pasajeros =
attacks ON public transport passengers

If you wanted to INCLUDE the idea of transport in general (e.g. lorries transporting goods, private cars at traffic lights, etc) you would have to approach the term differently, but I am making a literal and exact translation.

Note that it is implicit that 'passengers' correspond to 'public' and not 'private transport' in this (sounds off!).

Finally, in the Anglo-Saxon world, these kinds of attacks are not that common, excepta s 'vandalism', so there may not be an exact equivalent.







xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 11:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1368
Grading comment
Muchas gracias, Ailish. En tu respuesta resuelves todos los interrogantes que me había planteado respecto a la traducción de este concepto, pues efectivamente se asalta a los pasajeros para robarles, no al vehículo en sí ni a los pasajeros en su persona.
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